When you reach retirement age, you’re finally ready to start relaxing. But with retirement, you face a lot of decisions, ones you probably have never thought about before. Determining how you want to spend your time, where you want to spend your time, and what your future care looks like are some of the most important decisions you’ll make in this new chapter of life.
Which decision is the most important? While every decision will factor into your retirement lifestyle, the most important decision you’ll make is where you’re going to live. Most seniors assume they’ll stay in their home and continue to age in place. Other seniors know they want to downsize but have no idea where to start.
So if you’re considering a relocation for your new chapter of life, it might be time to explore independent living retirement communities.
Benefits of Independent Living Retirement Communities
Why move to independent living? Like Heritage Senior Living, independent living retirement communities are designed to encourage individuals 55 and better to maintain their independence in an environment that supports their goals. At Heritage Senior Living, we offer open concept apartments, abundant social opportunities, and convenient on-site amenities. independent living communities help seniors thrive in a way that isn’t always possible when aging in place.
1. Help with the Household
When you’re in your prime retirement years, you don’t want to be bogged down with household chores and responsibilities. Independent retirement living allows you to downscale your living arrangements while also eliminating maintenance and yard work responsibilities. We offer 24-hour emergency maintenance services, restaurant-style meals, housekeeping services and more at our independent living retirement community. Why is this important? It frees you to explore your interests and passions in a new way.
2. Consistent Monthly Expenses
There’s a common misconception that independent retirement communities are expensive. One of the biggest perks of a retirement community is that costs are consistent with one monthly fee. In your own home, rising cable bills, unexpected expenses and maintenance costs are all unpredictable from month to month. But independent retirement living offers many financial advantages, Including transportation, on-site amenities and one predictable monthly fee that covers many of those expenses.
3. Improved Safety and Security
With intercom-controlled entry, planned transportation and coordinated outings, you never have to worry about venturing out alone. Safety and security are a significant priority at Heritage Senior Living. We even offer optional add-on packages at our newest communities to provide an additional level of security, safety and relaxation for residents.
4. Social Opportunities
As you age, it can sometimes be challenging to make new friends. At an independent living retirement community like Heritage Senior Living, it’s easy to make new friends. Our person-centered life-enrichment calendar provides an all-encompassing schedule of activities for our residents. Our goal is to make it easy for residents to stay active, engage in mentally stimulating activities, and make new friends.
5. A Full Continuum of Care
One of the most important reasons to consider independent living retirement communities is because life is unpredictable. Your health needs could change in an instant. At a Life Plan Community like Heritage Senior Living, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your needs will be met now and well into the future should your health change over time.
When it comes to choosing a place to call home in your retirement years, it’s essential to think about your lifestyle now and how it might change in the future. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, raising awareness about adequate lifestyles in retirement is crucial to prevent frailty and adverse health outcomes. So while there are benefits to aging in place, nothing can beat the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re surrounded by people who have your best interests at heart.
Explore Independent Living at Heritage Senior Living
For active seniors looking to enjoy fulfilling lives among new friends in homelike surroundings, Heritage Senior Living is for you. Our beautiful independent living communities feature open concept apartments, abundant social opportunities, and diverse amenities specifically designed for seniors ages 55 and better. We ensure you’ll have everything you need to thrive now and well into the future. We invite you to learn more about our independent living community and our full continuum of care. Contact us today with questions or to schedule a tour.
Call us at: 844.907.0667